Homer D. Fink, Jr. protected and served the city of Fairfield for 27 years until he retired in 1989.
He then worked as a deputy sheriff for the Butler County Sheriff’s Office from 1989 until 2004. Fink, who was known to many as “Bud,” died Monday. He was 81.
Fink “faithfully served the Fairfield community,” according to a Fairfield Police Department Facebook post. “We extend our sincerest condolences to his family and friends.”
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Fink was born on June 10, 1938 in Wellston, Ohio, nearly 150 miles east of Butler County. He graduated from Hamilton High School in 1956 and started with the Fairfield Police Department in 1962.
He married his wife, Elsie, on April 18, 1981. They have six children: Chuck Fink, Delores Fink, Jimmy Fink, John Fink, Leslie Fredricks, and Laurie Gerhardt. They also have 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Fink, a member of Hilltop Baptist Church, is preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Fink, and five siblings.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Webster Funeral Home, 3080 Homeward Way, Fairfield. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Mentor Baptist Church, 3724 Smith Road, California, Ky. with the Rev. Barry Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at the Grand View Cemetery in Kentucky.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Homer’s name to one of the following organizations: American Heart Association at American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, 300 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1200, Chicago, Ill. 60606, or online at www.heart.org; or to Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, Ohio 45263 or online at www.hospiceofcincinnati.org.
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